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Considering the requirements of a movement can help prolong the enjoyment of the watch. In particular, the more you learn about your watch, e.g. how to keep an automatic movement permanently operational without having to wear it daily.
A mechanical clockwork contains a gear train, a spring mechanism as drive device, a vibration system for gear control, and other components.
A battery does not need this movement - as the name says, it is a purely mechanical technology.
The energy required by the movement to measure time is provided by tensioning the spring mechanism using a crown.
Mechanical movements must therefore be wound regularly.
... are also mechanical in nature - but do not have to be wound as long as the watch is worn. The mechanism of the movement is tensioned by a rotor, which uses the natural movement of the arm and is set in motion by itself. This rotor movement permanently supplies the movement with the energy necessary for its operation, which is stored in the spring movement.
We recommend moving the watch mechanically during long periods of rest, e.g. with a watch winder. They prevent the watch from being completely discharged and prevent the movement from becoming resinous, which can occur as a result of very long periods of rest.
A glance at the case back reveals whether you are holding a quartz watch or a mechanical watch in your hands. Quartz movements hide behind an opaque case back, while mechanical movements - in particular automatic movements - reveal the movement via a glass insert in the case back.
Many quartz watches are powered by a battery, which must be replaced regularly. Alternatively, many quartz watches are available on the market whose power supply is regulated by solar cells.
The popularity of watches with a quartz movement is based on a special robustness. Especially in the sports and leisure sector, these other watches have an advantage over them.